Gabe's "budget coop"

By GabeStalker · May 17, 2013 · Updated May 19, 2013 · ·
  1. GabeStalker
    I'm new to the chicken world so i figured i'd make a little thread on how i got started. I eat eggs a lot so i figured i'd try to get some free eggs and have some new pets. I did a lot of research on coop designs and almost spent a lot of money on a coop but then i realized i could make one for free out of pallets. Luckily I have a place near my house where i can get pallets for free. I began tearing them apart and constructing a coop. It's not the prettiest looking coop but it will do the job and I like the look of a old beat up coop. And it was FREE!



    The beginning of the build.




    Getting closer to being done. Got the front door on. Went and got hinges from Home Depot.
    My artsy girlfriend made a sing for the coop.

    Ordered my nipple water feeders off eBay, got 5 for like 3 bucks. My feeder is in the mail but should be here today or tomorrow.

    got the inside almost done.

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  1. chicksbunsdog
    rustic and cute!!!!
  2. GabeStalker
    Hopefully going to get everything finished this week including the run and get my chicks on Tuesday.
    I need some ideas for bedding inside the coop. I think i am going to use sand for the run. Any feed back helps!
  3. Davidlonghair76
    not too shabby

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